Category Archives: Nature

Synergy two-piece dress – Drizzle & Shine

This lovely skirt is one of the skirts I bought in Seattle at my daughter’s store. It came with a matching top and I regretted not having bought the top. Thankfully my daughter (owner of Drizzle & Shine eco boutique) had … Continue reading

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Florals Forever

Magnolia blossoms. One of my favourite times of the year–though brief and fleeting–is when the magnolia blossoms appear. Alas! The blossoms are vanishing like champaign bubbles and photos are all that remain. Florals are here to stay and will never disappear because … Continue reading

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Casual Utility Jacket and Pink Roses

We’ve had enough rain; April showers bring May flowers. It’s delightful to see all the blossoms and flowers blooming, just like the old adage. I’ll be showing fashionable flowers every week for the month of May. One of my favourite shades of pink. … Continue reading

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Thrift shopping: dressed up, dressed down.

The splendour of the blossoms have come, trees and shrubs garbed in delightful colours. Northern Gold Forsythia has prolific yellow flowers, the same shade as in my blouse that I bought in a thrift shop in Seattle. The blouse is a slightly … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I’d rather be inside where it’s cozy and warm, and I can look at this breath-taking view without having my breath taken away! The forest looks sugar frosted. Let me take you through a walk in the woods behind my house. Bundle … Continue reading

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Missoni ZigZag

November is gone with the autumn wind and an icy winter wind has blown in from the north. I’m glad we had a number of milder days to wear one of my favourite autumn coats that I bought several years ago. … Continue reading

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Highland Park and Olympic Sculpture Park

September in Seattle is still vivid in my mind and these photos bring back happy memories of a month that passed too quickly. The weather was nothing short of fantastic. Only two days with some drizzle, not even enough to frizzle … Continue reading

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Faux is the way to go

I’m finally old enough to wear leopard. Yes, leopard used to be for old ladies when I was growing up. I had leopard-print PJs as a teenager but never wore leopard-print in public. Now during my *ahem* mature years, I’m … Continue reading

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Alki Beach, Seattle

The day started off overcast, but as the clouds rolled away, it turned out to be a sunny day in Seattle with blue skies and not a cloud in sight! We drove to beautiful Alki Beach, west side of Seattle. … Continue reading

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Life is a Beach

One last trip to the beach before the cold winds blow. We have to endure a long, frost-bitten winter here in southern Ontario. So I take every chance I get to relax and enjoy warm weather. I was made for … Continue reading

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